No surprise here. My 1 month old BenQ 1620 went from being an average burner and crappy reader to a boat anchor. No light, no open, just clunk.
Now comes the tough question? Do I waste $10 to get another piece of junk or do I cut my losses and trash it?
I'm taking bigmikes advice. This baby is going in the trash where it belongs. I'll just consider it BenQ's new promotion... a $50 un-rebate. You send them the money and you get nothing in return.
If any of you BenQ supporters want this drive just send me the $10 shipping and I will be glad to send you the drive and the Newegg invoice. At least then someone will have something. Just what, I don't really know.